Updated (August, 2011): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

Screen size
Large screen
3.5"
Size
Really small
Super compact 99x55x20 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.2
Size
Really small
Compact 103x55x24 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
 
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differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FX78

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Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.5" vs 3.0"
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Around 20% larger screen
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Size Smaller 99x55x20 mm vs 103x55x24 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Weight Lighter 142 g vs 177 g
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Around 20% lighter
Thickness Thinner 0.8" vs 1"
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Around 20% thinner
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FX700

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Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.2 vs f/2.5
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-FX700's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 3.7 fps
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More than 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Macro focus Better macro capability 3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Aperture Wide aperture Help
DMC-FX78:f/2.5
DMC-FX700:f/2.2
Touch screen Have touch screens Help
Less buttons
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Lens
Longest exposure Very long exposure times Help
60 seconds
Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
6,400 ISO
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
230k dots
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
Zoom Poor zoom Help
5x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75

Compact

Movie format Records lower quality movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500

Compact

Weight Is slightly heavier
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580

Compact

Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90

Compact

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix FX80

Panasonic Lumix FX80

Compact

3D Takes 3D photos
Size Slightly smaller
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Canon PowerShot G7

Canon PowerShot G7

Digicam

$794

Macro focus Better macro capability
External flash Supports an external flash
Size Much larger
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Travel zoom

$235 - $300

Zoom More zoom
3D Takes 3D photos
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Size Significantly larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37

Compact

Screen size Much smaller screen
Touch screen No touch screen
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

Ultra compact

$100 - $170

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
3D Takes 3D photos
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Super zoom

$551

Zoom Significantly more zoom
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
Canon PowerShot S90

Canon PowerShot S90

Pro digicam

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Touch screen No touch screen
Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Travel zoom

$500

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Size Larger
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$399 - $400

Zoom Much more zoom
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Much larger
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

appearance

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discussion

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